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Immigration Debate Heating Up Across the Country

In the wake of President Barack Obama’s Executive Action announcement last week, a fierce debate has been reignited across the country about immigration reform and the surrounding legalities of the issue.

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What Online Gaming Can Tell Us About Organizational Trust

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Dr. Rolf Wigand's article, “The Dynamics of Shared Leadership: Building Trust and Enhancing Performance,” was published as the lead story in volume 99, issue 5 of the Journal of Applied Psychology. The article’s publication is a direct result of Dr. Wigand’s $400,000 National Science Foundation’s research grant, which supported the study of a virtual organization using data collected from a massively-multiplayer online game (MMOG).

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Toledo, Ohio-Based ProMedica Invests in a Medical Start-Up Company Focused on Revolutionizing Vascular Surgery

John Pigott, MD, a vascular surgeon and founder of VentureMed Group, developed the FLEX Scoring Catheter to increase the efficiency and cost effectiveness of angioplasty-type (balloon) treatment procedures.

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Sociologists Available to Discuss Holiday-Related Topics Ranging From Shopping to Sadness

As the holiday season begins, the American Sociological Association (ASA) has sociologists available to discuss holiday-related topics ranging from shopping to sadness.

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Scanning Robot Helps Put Insect Collections Online

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A robot capable of scanning a tray of insect specimens in a few minutes will help make the virtual images and tagging information available online, according to South Dakota State University entomologist Paul Johnson, director of the Severin-McDaniel Insect Research Collection. The InvertNet Project, led by the University of Illinois in Champaign, involves 23 universities and two natural history museums.

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Baylor University Experts Available to Comment on Holiday Topics

Baylor University experts are available to comment on a number of topics during the Thanksgiving, Christmas, and holiday season.

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Social Media Partly to Blame for Busybody Culture, Says Professor

The recent explosion of social media in our lives and domination of the air waves by so many "experts" are among the reasons people don't feel free to live their lives as they wish, according to Philosophy Professor John Lachs.

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Streamlining Thin Film Processing for Electrodes, Display Screens

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Energy storage devices and computer screens may seem worlds apart, but they’re not. When associate professor Qi Hua Fan of the South Dakota State University electrical engineering and computer science department set out to make a less expensive supercapacitor for storing renewable energy, he developed a new plasma technology that will streamline the production of display screens.

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What in the Gee-Haw Whammy Diddle?

A Creighton professor's physics of toys course examines how simple toys can demonstrate complex scientific principles.

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Wake Forest Baptist Offers Tips on Having a Gluten-Free Thanksgiving

Sticking to a gluten-free diet over Thanksgiving may sound like no fun, but many people don’t have a choice.

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